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Presbyopia in Seattle, WA

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Presbyopia is a natural part of getting older. Around the age of 40, vision gradually starts to blur. This vision impairment is called presbyopia, and it reduces the ability to see things that are at less than arm's distance. As we age, the lenses in our eyes become less flexible. Even people who have enjoyed perfect eyesight their entire lives start to realize that they need to place items at arm's distance to read them. At his practice in Seattle, WA, Dr. Scott Campbell can talk to you about several options to enhance your vision if you are experiencing age-associated vision problems. If you suspect that you are developing presbyopia, schedule a visit to SPEX — we want to help you achieve your clearest vision.

Individuals who have started to experience the first symptoms of presbyopia will often notice that they can no longer focus on items near the eyes as well as they used to. A tell-tale indication of age-related vision impairment is discovering you need to position things farther and farther away to see them clearly. Another common symptom is developing headaches or eye fatigue after particular activities, such as sewing or using a cell phone or computer, that didn't typically use to cause them. Also fairly common is the incorrect idea that the declining vision is because of dim lighting. Presbyopia typically starts at around 40 years of age and, if not treated properly, its symptoms can grow more pronounced.

Using specially designed vision tests, we can determine the most effective course of action for your particular degree of presbyopia. Most patients correct age-related vision impairment with corrective eyeglasses or contacts made with either bifocal or progressive lenses. Bifocals are built with two sections of the lens — one that makes it easier to see things close up and one that makes it easier to see things far away. Progressive lenses function similarly, but they are designed with a gradient rather than a distinct line between sections of the lens. There are also some surgical treatments that can potentially be effective in diminishing presbyopia, including laser surgery. Dr. Campbell is happy to navigate you toward your ideal form of vision management.

I have been seeing Dr. Cambell for over 20 years! He is professional and friendly and makes eye exams easy and fun! I would highly recommend him for any of your optometry needs!

A.H. Google

Best eye care specialist in Seattle! I called to get my crooked eyeglasses fixed on the same day, and they were able to fit me into their schedule very easily. My glasses were not purchased at Spex, but they still fixed my glasses free of charge! The two women who helped me were the sweetest and kindest employees! I will definitely be getting my next eye exam done at Spex.

A.T. Google

Dr. Campbell and his staff are truly top notch. Both personable and professional, I couldn't ask for a better experience.

O.J. Google

I appreciate the quality of care I get from Dr Campbell. He is thorough, never makes me feel like the appointment is rushed, and always answers my questions. Also, he's a very interesting guy!

M.C. Google

Been seeing Dr Scott for over 20 years...always the best.

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Blurriness with close-up vision, particularly in people over 40 years old, is usually always presbyopia. Presbyopia is a common, age-related condition. It is easily manageable with the right glasses or contacts. At SPEX, our experienced team of eye care professionals can help you ditch the problems that come with age-related vision loss. Call us today at our Seattle, WA practice to schedule your eye exam.

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